In light of recent police killings, it's worthwhile to study how MLK drew the clergy and trade unions into the civil rights movement of their time.
On Feb. 20, a police officer shot and killed Mexican national Rubén García Villalpando on the side of a highway outside Dallas.
There is no justification for attacks on individual police officers who have little or nothing to do with the policies that have created the dehumanizing of the lives of black people.
Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson never went to trial for killing Mike Brown, but he had one of the best attorneys anyone in his situation could have had.
Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and asked "How long?" His words ring as true today as ever.
Civil rights groups call for a completion of the Justice Department's investigation, and the NAACP calls for a "Journey for Justice" from Ferguson to Jefferson City.
The goal of selective leaking of information seems be to influence public opinion prior to the completion of the grand jury's work.
In Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" he spoke of many trials and tribulations that African Americans have historically faced. His words still ring true today.
Why on earth would the U.S. Attorney and the FBI rush to a news conference stating there is no sweeping investigation of shootings by Chicago police officers?
But for the protests, this would not have received news coverage. The brutality is indicative of the treatment of people of color not just in the U.S. but hemisphere-wide.